first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college PBA IMAGESChris Tiu may be the last of basketball’s gentlemen, a genuine class act on and off the court who has proven that nice guys do not always finish last.But a career dotted with championships in college and in the pros and unparalleled devotion to the national team may have reached its end in the form of a 30-point explosion that rescued Rain or Shine and towed it to a 107-101 victory over NLEX in the Governors’ Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Tiu saved the import-less Elasto Painters with the kind of shooting he had always been known for and, in a gesture thick with foreshadowing, his teammates ran him through several screens, urging him to keep shooting. Later, teammates and coaching staff embraced him as he went to the bench with 25.4 seconds left.“This is what it feels like when your teammates are always looking for you and wanting you to shoot,” Tiu said. “They kept looking for me, setting screens for me and if I missed, they urged me to shoot again. This is what it feels like and it feels good.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNot only was Rain or Shine without an import, the Elasto Painters also played without stars Maverick Ahanmisi, Beau Belga and Raymond Almazan.“Our bigs played well but Chris played his heart out and like you said, maybe he’s retiring but … with 30 points he shouldn’t retire,” said Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES The 33-year-old Tiu, a member of the original Gilas team in 2009 before he was selected as the seventh overall pick by the Elasto Painters in the 2012 Draft, said he is still uncertain of his future.“We’ll see. My contract is expiring I think in November or December this year. I have to talk to our bosses Raymond and Terry, see what they have in mind and then,” Tiu said. “I think I can still play. I mean, today, I don’t know how many minutes I played but I felt pretty good.”In the second game, Meralco came up strong in the last two quarters to rout San Miguel Beer, 111-81.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Seniors Desiderio, Vito save day for UP MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgAn Garda Siochana in Donegal have arrested four people for alleged immigration offences this year, it has emerged. It is understood that at least one of the arrests came following an inspection of a business premises in the Donegal area.Gardaí in multi-agency operations arrested all those in question under the Immigration Act 2004 and the Employments Permits Act 2003. The arrests were part of ongoing policing operations and as part of Operation Thor.These inspections are intended to address issues including immigration, people trafficking, employment law, revenue offences and the welfare of persons.It is understood that a number of other persons have been encountered and processed by An Garda Síochána with regards to regularising their immigration status and the processing of deportation orders.However, Gardaí were unable to comment further on the arrests because some matters are before the courts. A spokesperson told Donegal Daily: “Members of An Garda Síochána, including appointed local Immigration Officers participated alongside officers from Revenue Commissioners, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and Workplace Relations Commission in planned operations.“During the course of operations to date this year, four persons have been arrested by members of An Garda Síochána in respect of alleged offences under the Immigration Act 2004 and the Employments Permits Act 2003.“For operational reasons, it is not possible to elaborate further with respect to this matter.“The other agencies referenced have and are following up on issues arising from operations and inspections conducted in Donegal.”Immigration officials swoop on business premises in Donegal and make arrests was last modified: October 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgAstronomers have detected a star that should not exist.  Current theory cannot explain the composition of a star in the constellation Leo.  This “freakish star,” moreover, is probably not unique.  What is it, exactly, that modern star formation theory does explain? Science Daily reported the reactions by astronomers to this star, named SDSS J102915+172927, found with the Very Large Telescope in Chile. They called the star “primitive” because it has very low abundance of metals – that is (to astronomers) any elements heavier than hydrogen, helium and lithium (the initial elements thought to be formed after the big bang)  The strong spectral line of calcium was detected, but they had to look long and hard to find others.  Space.com posted a video with freakish music to match, showing the star’s location in Leo, headlining, “Star That Should Never Have Existed, Exists.” At New Scientist, Lisa Grossman tried to describe the surprise of finding this star: Imagine you’re an archaeologist. You find what looks like the skeleton of a protohuman. One hand seems to be grasping an object – could it be a clue to how these early beings lived? You scrape off the mud only to find that the object resembles a cellphone. Your sense of shock is akin to how Lorenzo Monaco of the European Southern Observatory in Chile and colleagues must have felt when they examined the elemental composition of an oddball star, prosaically named SDSS J102915+172927. Two major difficulties arise from this star.  Elisabeth Caffau (University of Heidelberg, University of Paris) explained the first: “A widely accepted theory predicts that stars like this, with low mass and extremely low quantities of metals, shouldn’t exist because the clouds of material from which they formed could never have condensed.”  New Scientist said this star has 4.5 millionths the heavy elements found in our sun. The other difficulty is the low abundance of lithium.  “Such an old star should have a composition similar to that of the Universe shortly after the Big Bang, with a few more metals in it,” Science Daily said.  “But the team found that the proportion of lithium in the star was at least fifty times less than expected in the material produced by the Big Bang.”  What happened to it?  Maybe the star ate it.  Another astronomer suggested as much: “It is a mystery how the lithium that formed just after the beginning of the Universe was destroyed in this star.”  This is a blow to the primordial star soup theory, the New Scientist article suggested.  “The first stars are thought to have condensed out of the hot soup left over from the big bang and contained only hydrogen, helium and a trace of lithium,” wrote Grossman.  “They were giants tens of times more massive than the sun, and they quickly exploded as supernovas.”  She added in jest, “Until now, the universe seemed to agree.”  This “impossible star” is smaller than our sun, and if it is primordial from the big bang, “couldn’t form from the same primordial stuff as these early giants” because the gas clouds “would be too hot to squeeze apart into separate clumps.”  It would have taken several generations of stars to go supernova to generate enough carbon and oxygen to act as coolants that would allow condensation into smaller stars.  “According to the theory, this star should not have been able to form,” Grossman commented.  “But it did.” If this were the only star like this, maybe they could consider it a freak.  “The researchers also point out that this freakish star is probably not unique,” the article on Science Daily ended.  No explanation was given, no revised theory offered; just another trip through the looking glass: Caffau said, “We have identified several more candidate stars that might have metal levels similar to, or even lower than, those in SDSS J102915+172927. We are now planning to observe them with the VLT to see if this is the case.” Theories are fun till facts come along and mess them up.  Now watch the theory rescue devices go into action.  One astronomer in the New Scientist article said maybe this star is a piece of a primordial giant star.  Maybe the giant star had a disk of material spinning like an out-of-control merry-go-round, and this star is like one of the children thrown out onto the grass.  Like we said, theories are fun till facts come along and mess them up.  Astronomers must have their fun, facts notwithstanding.  When the rescue devices become so numerous they smother the original theory, they defeat their purpose, even if the rescuers are having lots of fun. Remember that scientific observation is very different than scientific explanation.  After laughing about the primitive star with a cellphone, we are reminded of a funny quote by astronomer Geoffrey Burbidge in 1965, “If stars did not exist, it would be easy to prove that this is what we expect.”  Go look at the stars (picture).  Are you better off with astronomers’ explanations than you were 46 years ago?(Visited 55 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgThe Chhatra JD(U), student wing of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumars party, won the president’s post in the Patna University Students Union (PUSU) elections, the results of which were declared in the early hours of of Thursday. Putting up its best-ever performance, the student body of JD(U) also won the treasurer’s post while the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of RSS bagged the other key offices of vice president, general secretary and joint secretary. This is only the second time in the history of Chhatra JD(U) when its candidates have won key posts in PUSU elections. Previously, the student body had won the joint secretarys post in 2012. The PUSU polls this year witnessed fierce campus rivalry between the Chhatra JD(U) and the ABVP, with allegations of JD(U) national vice-president Prashant Kishor meddling in the elections putting the partys relations with its ally BJP under strain. Incidentally, both Mr. Kumar and his deputy Sushil Modi a senior BJP leader had been PUSU leaders.Hailing the victory of Mohit Prakash and Kumar Satyam for the posts of president and treasurer respectively, JD(U) spokesman Neeraj Kumar tweeted “poll results have placed a mirror before those who have become synonymous with lumpenisation of politics. Patna University students have voted in favour of politics that is free from corruption and imbued with the virtues of character and good conduct.” For the other top posts, the ABVP winners are Anjana Singh (vice president), Manikant Mani (general secretary) and Raja Ravi (joint secretary). Polling had taken place for the PUSU elections on Wednesday and counting of votes continued through the night.last_img read more

first_imgMILO executives during the announcement of the Philippine team for the FC Barcelona training on Wednesday. Photo by Bong LozadaThirteen kids are set to go on a trip of a lifetime as they head to  Spain this October to experience the brand of football of the La Liga giant FC Barcelona.The selected youngsters, who were chosen after two-day camp conducted by MILO and FCB Escola Youth Academy, will be in Barcelona from October 15 to 23 for a series of trainings and other activities including watching a live La Liga match between Barcelona and Malaga at Camp Nou.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES But Willy De Ocampo, the Vice President and Business Unit Manager of MILO Philippines, said they are “committed to bringing everybody to Barcelona.”“Rest assured there won’t be anyone left behind, everyone will fly either on Saturday or Thursday,” said De Ocampo. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img Tamaraws come up short against the Green Archers anew From 150 participants, Lien Dale Manuel, Lara Angela Amante, Liam Arc Villaran, Kevin Hadap, Heaven Andrei Teodosio, Lorenzo Miguel Castillo Plaza, Alexis Caitlin Tan, Joseph Kyne Garces, Marcus Lucas Arias, Lorenz Albert Tortona, Enzo Gacutan Courbet, Boris Malcolm Uy, and Ethan Jacob Roxas impressed coaches the most during the camp held last September 2 to 3.“We believe that we have a really good team of kids who exemplify the right mix of values and skills that both MILO and FC Barcelona advocate,” said the brand’s sports executive Robbie De Vera Wednesday during the press conference in Taguig.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFormer Barcelona defender Eric Abidal will also join the young footballers in the training camp where they will also undergo classroom sessions at FCB Escola and technical skills development on the pitch.Unfortunately, there were hiccups when it came to processing of visa with a some of the kids with only a few days left before the trip. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBatangas continued to stockpile in preparation for the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup playoffs, this time, fortifying their frontline on Tuesday.Coach Eric Gonzales secured the release of Leo Avenido from Gamboa Coffee Mix, while picking up Joseph Gabayni and Jebb Bulawan from the free agent pool.ADVERTISEMENT UFC: Ex-champ Daniel Cormier congratulates Jon Jones for winning title Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant The three will join Robby Celiz as the new recruits for the Batangueños as they will play later against Flying V.The 38-year-old Avenido averaged 17.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.0 assists this conference for the Coffee Lovers, where he also filled the role of the head coach.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGabayni last saw action in the PBA D-League with Racal last conference, while Bulawan suited up for JRU.Meanwhile, Flying V has also made minimal moves to its camp as it activated Ryusei Koga in lieu of Mike Gamboa. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MOST READ The Fil-Japanese guard last played for Victoria Sports-MLQU, and his entry will give the Thunder another playmaker as they gun to complete a sweep of the eliminations.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

first_img“I am looking forward to playing. About the (Bengaluru “I am looking forward to playing. About the (Bengaluru FC) players, like the coach said, we have to wait. Two of them are injured. We hope they can come to us as soon as possible. We need everyone (available) for every game,” said Forlan. The marquee player said that the brevity of the ISL, that commences on October 1 and ends on December 18, is whats attractive to active stars like him. “At the moment the way they are doing the League is nice. For footballers its a nice league as it is not long, but short, and thats why its attractive to many players.”I would try to play my best score goals, try to assist players. I dont know about other players. I am here trying to do my best. I want October to come as quickly as it can. I want to play.” Coach Borges insisted that many a time its seen in football that the playing eleven which starts a tournament does not remain the same till the end.”Its impossible that we can play with the same eleven in every game. It does not matter whether the tournament is short or long as most of the time the first eleven in the first game is not the picture (you see) in the final. What I have now are the right guys for the first game.”We will take it game by game, will see how to give minutes to each player. We now have 20 players on the pitch which is a good amount of players to start the league.advertisement”About the injured guys from (Bengaluru FC), the information we have is that we have to wait for one month for them to be fit. We have to talk with the doctor this evening and see what information they have.” PTI SSR NRB AH AH RYSlast_img read more

first_imgTagsAustralia/Asia NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ABC deal for A-League and W-League club competitionsby Ian Ferris21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAustralian public-service broadcaster ABC has struck a two-year deal with Football Federation Australia (FFA) to provide free-to-air coverage of the A-League and W-League club competitions, as well as matches involving the men’s and women’s national teams, reports SportBusiness.It will mark the first time that ABC has broadcast the A-League, the top tier of the men’s club game in Australia. The deal also marks a return of ABC’s W-League coverage, with the broadcaster having served as the inaugural partner of the women’s competition from 2008 to 2017.Under the agreement announced by FFA and its pay-television rights holder Fox Sports, ABC will broadcast 29 live regular-season matches at 5pm on Saturdays during the 2019-20 campaign, with coverage to be shown on television and via the iview on-demand service.For the A-League 2020 Finals Series, ABC will provide delayed broadcasts of one elimination final, one semi-final and the grand final. It will also show 14 rounds of the 2019-20 W-League season and the entire W-League Finals Series live.Additionally, ABC will broadcast every men’s national team match which Fox Sports has rights to. The broadcaster will also show the women’s national team’s upcoming matches against Chile on November 9 and November 12, as well as next year’s Asian qualifiers for the women’s Olympic tournament.Fox Sports will continue to provide live coverage of all A-League, W-League and national team matches via Foxtel and Kayo Sports. last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Zidane: Strong Courtois aware of the situationby Carlos Volcano20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has defended Thibaut Courtois.Courtois was withdrawn at half-time with Real trailing 2-0 against Club Bruges in midweek, and the club later said the Belgian had been suffering from gastroenteritis – rather than an anxiety attack as claimed in the Spanish media.Courtois was jeered by members of the home support during the 2-2 Champions League draw.On Courtois, Zidane said: “Regardless of whether it’s fair or not, it is what it is. He’s strong and is aware of the situation. The first-half performance the other day was down to everyone.”The important thing is how he’s feeling. He’s not the only one who was responsible for that first half against Bruges. At Real Madrid you’re not allowed to make any mistakes, we can never concede and always have to score. Whenever that doesn’t happen, bad things are always going to be said about Real Madrid. We always have to give our all.”Nobody is a guaranteed starter, not Courtois or anybody else. I never said that. I’m going to use all of them.” last_img read more

first_img The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is reminding Jamaicans that energy conservation should still be the first priority, even as Jamaica launches into the oil and gas exploration industry.Speaking at a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’, Manager, Corporate Affairs and Communication at the PCJ, Camille Taylor, said the agency is encouraging persons to practise energy conservation and efficiency, which is now being called the ‘first fuel’.She explained that the company’s mandate in managing energy security for Jamaica is two tiered – looking at supply, which is the oil and gas exploration and development of renewables; and managing demand, which is the energy efficiency projects done in the public sector.For his part, Group General Manager at the PCJ, Winston Watson, pointed out that the agency is driving the energy management of the country from different areas.“Finding oil and gas is one solution, but the best solution we have is conservation, so we must still practise energy conservation…use it wisely,” he urged.Mr. Watson explained that in addition to oil and gas exploration, the PCJ does a number of energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.He noted that Wigton Wind Farm in Manchester is one such project, and is the largest of its kind in the Caribbean.In the meantime, the Group General Manager said that the PCJ is also working on implementing a programme with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the European Union (EU) to put energy solutions in hospitals, schools and Government agencies.Oil and gas exploration activities are being undertaken by the PCJ and Tullow Oil, and will move into a higher gear with the initiation of the first ever 3-D seismic survey in the waters off Jamaica’s south coast between the Pedro Bank and Portland Cottage this month.-30- The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is reminding Jamaicans that energy conservation should still be the first priority, even as Jamaica launches into the oil and gas exploration industry.  “Finding oil and gas is one solution, but the best solution we have is conservation, so we must still practise energy conservation…use it wisely,” he urged. Story Highlights She explained that the company’s mandate in managing energy security for Jamaica is two tiered – looking at supply, which is the oil and gas exploration and development of renewables; and managing demand, which is the energy efficiency projects done in the public sector.last_img read more